80 Thoreau

80 Thoreau Street
Concord, MA 01742
978-318-0008

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80 Thoreau

Chef-owner Carolyn Johnson and her 80 Thoreau team have opened up a 22-seat al fresco dining area outside their popular Concord restaurant. They're accepting reservations for their five tables at specific seating times throughout the evening so you can enjoy their straightforward-yet-refined New American cuisine out under the open sky.

Abby Park

550 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
617-696-8700

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Abby Park

Milton's Abby Park has added a cozy little outdoor dining area right out on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. You might have to get there early to grab one of the tables but you'll be rewarded with a menu of your favorite classic American comfort foods.

Alba Restaurant

1486 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02186
617-376-2522

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Alba

With high walls and lush greenery, Alba’s rooftop dining area makes it easy to forget that you’re dining in the middle of Quincy Center. It’s a perfect location for eating a steak under the stars or enjoying the game with a cold drink and some fresh air.

Alcove

50 Lovejoy Wharf
Boston, MA 02114
617-248-0050

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Alcove

Located on Lovejoy Wharf, Alcove has a delightful patio right on the harbor walk and boasts a stunning view of the Zakim Bridge AND it's dog friendly! The flowery but sleek patio is perfect for enjoying Alcove's Mediterranean cuisine with friends (two- or four-legged).

Alden & Harlow

40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-864-2100

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Alden & Harlow

The subterranean spot on Brattle Street is bringing their cult favorite Secret Burger outdoors with their large patio. The seasonal hang sports blue umbrellas so you can lounge in the shade while you sip a cocktail and people watch in Harvard Square.

Amelia’s Trattoria

111 Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-868-7600

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Amelia's Trattoria

Amelia’s Trattoria, just outside Kendall Square, offers Cantabrigians a perfect spot to get some fresh air and recharge with menus of authentic Italian fare for lunch or dinner. The piccolo sidewalk patio is lined with flowering plants and shrubs, and covered by shade-casting umbrellas.

Aquitaine

569 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-424-8577

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Aquitaine Boston

Aquitaine, the grande dame of the South End’s French restaurants, invites diners to enjoy their meals en plein air on their sidewalk patio. The elegant little Tremont Street perch is lined with planters and shaded by striped umbrellas (très chic, as the French would say).

Aquitaine Chestnut Hill

11 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
617-734-8400

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Aquitaine Chestnut Hill

Newtonians can just take a quick jaunt down Route 9 for classic French fare en plein air on the new garden patio out behind Aquitaine Chestnut Hill. Book a table for dinner any night of the week or Sunday brunch to have all your favorites out in the fresh air.

Area Four Cambridge

500 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-758-4444

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Area Four - Cambridge

Looking out over the green at Technology Square, Area Four’s patio is a perfect perch for an outdoor meal. Snag one of the wrought iron tables for lunch or dinner and enjoy chef-owner Jeff Pond's menu of small plates, sandwiches and wood-fired pizzas (don't miss the garlic knots or the Brussels sprouts salad, which have been mainstays since way back).

Bambara Restaurant

25 Edwin H Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02141
617-868-4444

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Bambara

Bambara has expanded their outdoor seating area, taking over the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel's courtyard to allow for social distanced seating, in a lovely outdoor setting. Just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Charles, it’s an awfully nice spot for a bite to eat and some fresh air.

B&G Oysters

550 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-423-0550

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B&G Oysters

In the summer months, oyster lovers and seafood fans spill out onto the picturesque little patio at B&G Oysters. Fresh seafood tastes best outside, so seats on the shaded, just-below-grade terrace fill up quickly.

Bar Mezzana

360 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-530-1770

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Bar Mezzana

Satisfy your craving for a coastal Italian vacay right in the South End on Bar Mezzana’s sidewalk patio. Blue skies and bright umbrellas will have to stand in for towering cliffs and water views but Colin Lynch deceptively simple regional cuisine (try the crudo) will transport you.

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